Fox and Endemol Are Sued Over ‘Trick Question’ on Game Show

Sep 25, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Two former game show contestants on "Million Dollar Money Drop" are suing Fox and show producer Endemol, claiming the show cheated them out of $580,000 with a trick question, reports TMZ.com.

The question was: "According to the data security firm IMPERVA, what is the most common computer password?" The potential answers are listed below:

A) Password

B) 123456

C) I Love You

Andrew and Patricia Murray, who appeared on the show in 2011, answered "B," which they guessed based on knowledge of surveys and articles on the issue, but they were told they were wrong, according to the story. The show said the answer was "A," and the couple lost out.

The lawsuit alleges that Endemol tricked them, because IMPERVA based its result on a single hacking incident in 2009. If the couple “would have known that the question was pertaining to a random, single incident … they would have hedged their bets and played differently," the lawsuit says.

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